Matthew Perry wanted Zac Efron to play him in a biopic of his life - would Efron do it?
Last week, the Friends star tragically died in his home in Los Angeles after drowning in his jacuzzi. The outpouring of grief from friends, family and fans was massive.
One of the last people to spend time with Perry was model and entertainment reporter Athenna Crosby, who revealed to People that the Friends star “wanted to make a movie about his life and have a biopic made and wanted Zac Efron, who's played him already, to play him again because he said he did such a good job.”
The pair had dinner together, and Crosby also testified to Perry's sobriety and strong mental health during their conversation.
Efron has now responded to the revelation that Perry wanted his 17 Again co-star to play him.
"I’m honoured to hear he was thinking of me to play him, I’d be honoured to do it. He was a mentor to me, and we made a really cool film together," the Iron Claw start told People.
“I looked up to him, I learned comedic timing from that guy. I mean, when we were filming ’17 Again’ it was so surreal for me to look across and have him be there, because I’ve learned so much from him, from his whole life,"
Friends stars' tribute to Matthew Perry
“We are all utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just castmates. We are a family. There is so much to say, but right now we’re going to take a moment to grieve and process this unfathomable loss," the statement read.
"In time we will say more, as and when we are able. For now, our thoughts and our love are with Matty’s family, his friends, and everyone who loved him around the world.”
Six friends; Monica, Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Joey and Phoebe live their lives in the backdrop of New York City. Over 10 seasons, we see how the six find love, find happiness and find success in their careers while always maintaining their close friendships.
Comedy / Romance
2009 • 102 minutes